Holy Week will have an added significance for Anglicans in
the Sudbury area this year.
The Church of the Epiphany will be hosting Archbishop
Michael Geoffrey Peers, primate of the Anglican Church of
"The Church of the Epiphany has been fortunate to have,
every holy week for the last eight years, a bishop as our
guest," said Archdeacon Thomas A. Corsten.
The visiting bishop helps the community to focus on the
events of Holy Week, explained Corsten.
Peers will be present to say mass today (Wednesday) at 10
am; and will give communion at an evensong this evening at 7:30
pm. He will also be present at Holy Thursday services at 7:30
pm and at Good Friday services at 11 am.
Peers was the national bishop for the Anglican Church until
2004 when he retired. Before then, he had travelled to many
countries encouraging greater inclusiveness in the church.
He was the first church leader to issue an apology to the
native peoples regarding the subject of residential schools.
"He is a very significant figure in the life of the church,"
said Thorneloe University president Stephen Andrews.
Peers will be visiting Thorneloe University to see the
changes to the school since he received his honorary doctorate
over 10 years ago.
"Anyone that would like to hear the bishop speak is welcome to any of the services," said Corsten.